This page provides an overview of my notes on the Taylor 1965 LBV. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!
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Notes: Claimed by Taylor to be the first ever LBV. Very pale in the middle, fading to nothing at the outside edge. In the mouth, initially bitter: slightly odd, chemicals, fadding to a quite nice, long aftertaste. Far too old; dead.
Tasted at: LBV Tasting, 28i2011.
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